Funding

CHE offers several funding opportunities for those working to address health disparities and health inequity. Projects of interest include those focused on improving the health of those who face social or economic obstacles to health due to their race, ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic status, gender, mental health, cognitive, sensory, or physical disability, sexual orientation, geography, or other characteristics linked to discrimination or health inequity.

Maximize Master's and Doctoral Student Scholarship

Maximize Communities Working for Health Equity Mini-Grant

Maximize Faculty Collaborating with Community Mini-Grant

Questions?

With questions on the student scholarship, contact
Patricia Documet
Scientific director
pdocumet@pitt.edu

For the mini-grants, contact
Lora Ann Bray
CHE manager
lab47@pitt.edu

The concept of equity encompasses fairness and justice. 

In their Healthy People 2020 report, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services defines health equity as the "attainment of the highest level of health for all people. Achieving health equity requires valuing everyone equally with focused an ongoing societal efforts to address avoidable inequities, historical and contemporary injustices, and the elimination of health and health care disparities." 

The DHHS defines a health disparity or inequality as "a particular type of health difference that is closely linked with social or economic disadvantage. Health disparities adversely affect groups of people who have experienced greater social or economic obstacles to health based on their racial or ethnic group, religion, socioeconomic status, gender, mental health, cognitive, sensory, or physical disability, sexual orientation, geography, or other characteristics historically linked to discrimination or exclusion." 

Healthy People 2020